Character Generator ROM data
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Sat Oct 22 15:28:53 CDT 2005
> Gang -
> Anybody know of readily available data for, say, 7x9 dot-matrix characters?
> I'm looking for a downloadable rom image for something like in old video
> cards to
> paint ascii characters on a display.
Not directly applicaable, but it may be worth rememebring that there's an
8*8 font in the IBM PC (etc) BIOS ROM to be used for displaying
characters in the CGA graohics modes. I assume it's in all clone BIOSes
as well, at least all old ones.
I think there's a software interrupt vector that points to it on a
running PC, so it should be easy to find.
Come to think of it, aren't there similar character fonts in most linux
(and *bsd) distributions to be used for the same purpose. On my old
debian machine, they seem to be in /usr/lib/kbd/consolefonts
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